Roxie and the Hooligans

Roxie and the Hooligans

By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416902430, 115pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2006

Description
What do you do if you're buried in an avalanche?
Roxie Warbler knows what to do in all kinds of situations. And she's learned it all from her favorite book: "Lord Thistlebottom's Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them." But there's one situation Roxie doesn't know how to handle and that's dealing with Helvetia's Hooligans, the meanest band of bullies in school.
Then Roxie and the hooligans are stranded together on a desert island, the hideout of a couple of criminals on the lam. Can five kids, armed with only a load of survival tactics and a little bit of teamwork, vanquish the villains and find their way home?
" Do not panic. Dig a hole around yourself and spit. The saliva will fall downward, telling you which direction is up.


About the Author
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award winning "Shiloh "and the Alice series. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit AliceMcKinley.com.

Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany. After studying graphic design at the Fachhochschule Augsburg, she started to work in Feature Animation for Warner Bros and DreamWorks before transitioning to become an illustrator. Since then, Alexandra has illustrated many picture and chapter books, among them The Magical Animal Adoption Agency and five books about ballerina Tallulah. A new picture book, Max and Marla, marks Alexandra's debut title as both author and illustrator. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. Please visit her at www.alexandraboiger.com.